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  • 15 Jun 2015

    What to expect: sling library

    SLING LIBRARIES, LIKE BOOK AND TOY libraries, allow parents to borrow slings and baby carriers so they can try them and find out which sling might suit them best. Each operates slightly differently but all of them are run by people passionate about babywearing and about maximising choice for parents. They make a small charge to cover the cost of hiring a sling and most ask for a deposit. Sling library sessions are a chance to meet like-minded parents and get some advice about slings as well as the chance to look at the different types available, says Victoria Ward […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    Babywearing as a Business

    If you are a keen babywearer interested in sharing your knowledge with other parents, there are many ways you can, says Victoria Ward. YOU COULD SET UP A SLING meet or sling library where you arrange regular meetings at home or in a community venue, or become a babywearing consultant or even a sling/ wrap/carrier manufacturer. […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    Babywearing fitness

    Theresa Mellor, mum of two has always been sporty but when she fell in love with babywearing, a new business was born. Kangaroo Fitness is designed with the new Mum in mind. You get to wear your baby as part of the workout! […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    The Stomping Ground

    How two mums in Suffolk used their skills to set up a community café and babywearing space for parents of young children. THE STOMPING GROUND IN IPSWICH IS A social enterprise – a centre, set up to support families in Suffolk. This haven provides free support groups, classes, a shop and a café. […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    Sling Libraries

    Nyssa Rampling started up Lowestoft Sling Library several years ago supporting local baby wearing mums. MY SLING JOURNEY BEGAN IN 2010 when I first carried my new baby daughter. I loved it. The closeness, being hands-free, not having to pick up, put down, load and unload the pushchair. When she was a bit older I found an online forum and then the world of babywearing opened up to me! […] more

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